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good evening. i'm carolyn johnson. >> and i'm dan ashley. investigators are on the scene of a deadly shooting at a hayward gas station. >> the victim was found in a car at the union 76 station. that's where abc7's lisa amin gulezian is live for us. lisa? >> carolyn, this all happened around 5:30 p.m., but there is still a very large police presence here. hayward police, the investigations unit, csi, the coroner are all here and they are all giving us little information at this hour. i know the victim is an african-american man in his 20s and he was parked in the gold-colored cadillac you are
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looking at in the far end of the parking lot while the victim sat in his car and another person presumed to be a man in a black hoodie walked up shot him several times at close range and then ran away. there were several witnesses at that time and investigators say right now they still do not think this was gang-related, but they also think the victim was a targeted person. they say they will be here for several more hours trying to hash this whole thing out. lisa amin gulezian, abc7 news. >> thank you, lisa. late tonight a federal appeals court ordered the military to temporarily continue its don't ask, don't tell policy for gay and lesbian service members. the 9th u.s. circuit court of appeals in san francisco based its ruling on new information provided by the federal government. the military halted don't ask, don't tell last week. today's decision comes after the justice department filed a motion yesterday saying ending that policy now would preempt the orderly pros sefs ordering it back.
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budget cuts and layoffs are coming to san francisco superior court which means everything from divorces to lawsuits could drag on for years. drastic cuts to close a $14 million budget deficit. johnal stone is live -- john alston is live. john? >> dan, the building behind me handles 30,000 civil cases every year, and on monday layoff notices will be sent to 200 workers who helped keep the wheels of justice turning here. employees left work at san francisco superior court building and headed home for an unsettled weekend. >> everybody is up in the air. i don't want to think about it until it happens. >> what will happen is a drastic reduction in the number of employees and courtrooms. on monday 200 layoff notices will be mailed out. they will target court reporters and clerks, administrative staff members will lose their jobs, and that's on top of the 11 court commissioners who were let go this week. 25 out of the 63 courtrooms will close.
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civil cases will take the brunt. >> you can still file a civil case, but it is going to sit on a shelf with hundreds of papers and stacks of papers and it won't see a courtroom for at least five years. it could take at least a year and a half to get a divorce. it could take months to get copies of court records and a full day of standing in line before you can get your traffic ticket paid in our criminal division. >> san francisco superior court blew through a $10 million reserve hoping to avoid layoffs, and then lawmakers cut $200 million in march and another $1 -- $150 million last year. unless there is a miracle october 3rd is the d-day for cutbacks. >> the the governor and the legislature have not put the courts at the top of the priority list. in fact, we appear to be at the bottom. there will be severe impacts for the public as a result. >> senator mark leno put blame on arnold schwarzenegger for eliminating the car tax. >> this is the dismantling of the state of california.
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until we can access -- not new revenue, former revenue streams, we will see this horrible pain placed on californians. >> a lot of people will be laid off. about 40% of the court staff and apparently we will hear next week what is going on. >> the layoffs take affect on september 30th. the state budget calls for an extra $4 billion in unanticipated revenue, and if that money does not come in, the cuts to the court system could be even deeper. live in san francisco, john alston, abc7 news. >> thank you. in less than an hour, a 10-mile section of the 405 freeway in los angeles will completely shut down for the weekend. authorities began closing on and off-ramps at 7:00 tonight. this is a live picture of the work just getting underway. it is being called car-magedon. crews plan to demolish part of a bridge as part of a
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freeway-widening project. city officials, police and the media have warned commuters for weeks about this closure. we found a couple who came to san francisco to avoid the mess. >> car-magedon, 405, don't want to be around the traffic. we live where the 405 meets the 101, and don't want to be around the traffic so we came up here. >>ing as for those staying put, many stocked up on essentials to prepare for the 50 flea-hour closure. -- 53-hour closure. and the bay area has its own closure, although it is not nearly as big. highway 1 between lake street and the golden gate bridge will be closed in both directions from 8:00 p.m. saturday night through 11:00 a.m. sunday morning. the closure will allow crews to shift traffic to a new bridge. detour signs will be up to help you get around that construction area. residents returned to their homes in one san mateo area after the search for a potentially armed suspect came up empty. they sealed off part of echo avenue for more than two hours
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tonight. the trouble started when a man suffered what appeared to be a stabbing or a slashing wound to his hand around 6:30. officers searched a home but did not find the suspect. 22 san jose firefighters have been reinstated with money from the federal grant. this group of firefighters came back to the job in an official welcoming ceremony today. in all 47 firefighters were laid off last year, but the other 27 have found other jobs. their positions will be filled by new hires. but the joy did not extend to residents of the communication hill neighborhood. their fire station 33 was the only one completely shut down last year in the federal -- and the federal funds will not be used to reopen the station. >> i was really hoping that, again, given the vulnerability we have up here that, sure, they would recognize that and try to fill that station with bodies as they promised. again, disappointed. >> for now station 13 and 18 are charged with responding to communications hill and not
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the answer here that residents wanted. a woman continues to fight for her life after being struck by a bicyclist this morning as she crossed san francisco's embarcadero. witnesses told police she was in the crosswalk and had the right of way when she was hit. she suffered a life-threatening head injury. police say the bicyclist could face charges if he is found to be at fault. pedestrian advocates say everyone needs to pay attention. >> in 2010, i looked at the numbers and it looks like about 18 people were hit by people on bikes. so that's about 2% of all pedestrian collisions occur with bikes. 98% occur with cars. the fact remains that people on bikes really need to yield to people on foot. >> the bay citizen reports that 75% of recent bicycle pedestrians have been the fault of the cyclist. a suspected it art thief pleaded not guilty today to accusations he swiped a picasso drawing off the wall of an art gallery at san
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francisco's union square. they say this surveillance video shows mark lugo carrying the sketch past lefty oh doul's. -- owe dual's restaurant. they found another paw coso and six other works worth half a million dollars in hoboken, new jersey. they disappeared from galleries and upscale hotels across the hudson river in new york city. >> if you look at the avenues and what was found in my client's apartment, all of the things that were taken were taken in the last 45 days. and that speaks more to a burst of compulsive energy and the sophistication to take these paintings. >> she being held on $5 million bail. and he should undergo a psychiatric evaluation. president obama is putting more pressure on congress tonight. >> i am still pushing for us to achieve a big deal.
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>> what he wants to do to keep the country from running out of country. >> and san francisco is cracking down on hooka lounges. why the city is forcing them to close. >> and a ruling that will affect whether cigarettes can be sold in some stores. and then late other "nightline." >> i'm bill weir. coming up on "nightline" he is 51 and she is 16 and wedding bells are ringing. they say it is love and it is legal, but is it right? and elite guard dogs trained at schools to cuddle and kill. that's on can i eat heart healthy without giving up taste? a man can only try... and try...and try. i heard eating wle grain oats can help lower my cholesterol.
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>> closed captioning brought to >> closed captioning brought to congress is working on a fall back plan to raise the debt ceiling in the event they can't agree on budget cuts. president obama is holding out hope and challenging congress to do something big to reduce deficits. >> we have a unique opportunity to do something big. we have a chance to stabilize america's finances for a decade, for 15 years or 20 years. >> time and again republicans have offered serious proposals
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to cut spending and address these issues. and i think it is time for the democrats to get serious as well. >> the president has signaled he will agree to a fall back plan to keep the nation from going into default on its loans. the president has asked the congressional leaders to present their final offer by tomorrow. by friday of next week, the white house says they must have an agreement in place. on august 2nd, the treasury department is projected to run out of money and will be unable to borrow more because the current $14.3 trillion debt limit. billionaire hedge fund manager has his eye set on oakland-based clorox. he owns a 9.5% stake in that company. he is the biggest shareholder. he offered $12.6 billion for the company, but he doesn't seem that interested in owning it. analysts say he may be trying to drum up a better offer. in addition to bleach clorox makes burt's bees lip balm to glad trash bags and hidden valley dressing.
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authorities seized more than $1 million of marijuana plants in an early-morning raid in the wilderness. routine patrols uncovered the operation. it was situated between castro valley and san ramon. there you can see it on the map. police confiscated 3300 marijuana plants. an elaborate irrigation system taped into the park's water supply. no arrests have been made, at least not yet. the smoking ban in san francisco has been in place for years, but a change to that law last year is having an impact on places where a certain kind of smoking has continued. the city is now cracking down on hooka lounges. heather reports now. >> you fill it up with water about halfway. >> reporter: he is demonstrating the hooka at his family's tobacco shop that is next to their hooka dream lounge. it just opened last year. but they were ordered to close down because of smoking laws in enclosed workplaces. he says his dad put $100,000 into the lounge, and he isn't
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sure what to do next. >> a lot of families are going to go broke who knows what will happen now. >> reporter: it is a pipe for smoking flavored tobaccos through a long tube. multiple smokers can use the same hooka with different mouth pieces. he says it is nothing like cigarette tobacco. >> it is safe. it is not bad at all. >> but the department of public health disagrees. >> a lot of science reports are out right now that the exposure from the hooka is equal if not greater than cigarettes, and that's because of the number of people and the amount of time. >> the pride of the mediterranean restaurant has a patio where it appears the hooka smoking can continue. he says his favorite flavor is cherry. >> we can come once in awhile. >> the health inspector says she sent letters to 20 enclosed hooka businesses and there are 20 more under investigation. they have until tuesday to
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remove all smoking equipment and knight is ordered to stop indoor smoking immediately. in san francisco, anyway, the hooka smokers probably won't be going out as much. >> you get to work in your own home, and you can smoke in the housing unit. you can smoke in your own unit as long as the front door is closed. >> the owner here has hired legal help to try to keep the hooka. the patrons are grateful. and the department of health says the city is committed to try to help the hooka business try to find a compromise, a patio perhaps. in san francisco, eterishish, a -- heather ishimaru, abc news. a judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by the safe way grocery chain that would have allowed them to continue to sell tobacco products. the court upheld a san francisco ordinance that bans tobacco sales in stores with pharmacies. safe way claimed the ban violates its constitutional right to sell cigarettes. originally supermarkets and big box stores with pharmacies have been allowed to sell
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smokes, but an appeals court found it dis-- discriminated against pharmacies and they extended the ban. a warm up is coming just in time for the weekend. >> yes. sandhya patel is here with the full forecast for us. >> it is going to be a mini warm up as we head into sunday. but a bigger warming trend is coming next week. take a look at this time lapse from our high definition camera. you are probably getting used to this. it is the deep marine layer. the sunset was gorgeous and the marine layer continued to deepen again. it is 2400 feet deep tonight. and we are getting reports of drizzle around oakland and hayward and right along the coastline. the temperatures are in the 50s across most of the bay area except antioch at 62. cloudy and areas of drizzle. look for cool to mild conditions this weekend. we are looking at warmer days. at least it is noticeably warmer next week. so let me show you what the temperatures will look like by morning with clouds and
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drizzle in the 50s except santa rosa at 49 degrees. as you look at the water vapor imagery, we have had one area of low pressure that was parked here for quite some time. it is moving out. another trough is now settling in. around this time of year we usually see a ridge of high pressure that brings us warm weather, especially in the summertime pattern. we can see the fog at the coast and the warm temperatures inland. it hasn't happened. that's because of one low after another. this trough is going to sit here for a couple of days, but it finally will kick out of here on tuesday, and when that does it will move on out. the ridge of high pressure will build in briefly bringing us back up to normal for this time of year. until then, the highs for your saturday are still cooler than average in the south bay. 74 for saratoga and 72 in san jose. 69 in sunnyvale. on the peninsula, you started out with the morning overcast and you may see drizzle. 67 in san mateo. 72 for lossal toes and 69 for men low park. another cool, cloudy day in
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pacifica. half moon bay 59. downtown san francisco 61. it is going to be breezy, and you will see some lingering low clouds, much like today. but if you are making plans, sunday will be the sunnier of the two days, especially places like the coastline where you are socked in. daily city 57 and breezy. and upper 50s along the coast to the low 80s around ukiah, clear lake. 73 in santa rosa and novato and napa. if are you in the east bay, nice day once the morning gray burns away. 64 in oakland and inland areas , 70 degrees for danville and dublin and 80 in antioch, 81 for brentwood. a mild, sunny one inland. livermore 74 degrees. 71 in santa cruz and 68 in salinas. here is a look at your accu-weather seven-day forecast. it is the mid50s to the low 80s range for saturday. so similar to today. but by sunday as the sun breaks through in the afternoon, slight warming,
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gradual warming trend really continues until mid to the latter part of the workweek when we see the upper 80s to the low 90s inland. 60s at our beaches. this is the wide range that we usually see in july. it is back up to average next week. we have to wait awhile. >> back to average. we'll take it. coming up here next, playing with fire. >> the oakland group that is turning pyrotechnics into an art form. stay with us. ♪
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that can help lower cholesterol. stickers? uh-uh. a perhero? ♪ kinda. [ male announcer ] and we think that's the best prize of all. ♪ being recognized as a hero by the government of france. captain john mozier was one of three servicemen who received the gold medal. they were honored for rescuing a french helicopter crew in afghanistan last month after the french helicopter had crashed in bad weather. the captain guided that rescue mission. performers are combining the death defying acts of aerial acrobatics with fire eating in oakland. members of the circus troop lit up the stage. the show headlines the annual
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fire art festival. the three-act play is loosely based on dante's inferno. it plays near the west oakland bart station. >> that's spectacular. >> yeah, larry will be moonlighting. >> my next job will be as a fire knife dancer. i have been singed a few times. >> it looks pretty tricky. >> it is tough. fire equals hot. >> the giants enjoy their home away from home down south. and the british open highlights are featuring the best -- oh, let's stretch it out. sports is next. beth!
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the giants were at at&t park south tonight. pet co park was filled with orange and it sowbdzed like a giants -- sounded like a giants home game. the giants fans in force in
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san diego. i got it, i got it. i ain't got it. tough play to catch a ball with your cap. no one is catching this one. here it comes. there it goes. cody ross smokes it off mosley in the second. a solo blast. it is 7-0g-men. padres two on and two out and kyle philips drills this one deep to center. have no fear, torres is here at the wall and saves a pair of runs. timmy goes six innings and allowed a run and gets the win. torres in the field and torres with the bat and going it is other way for a double. the giants beat the padres 6-1. pablo sandoval's hit streak ends at 22. a's and angels and that's burt reynolds, sly stallone and ronald reagan. mr. president. weeks up the middle against heron. 1-0a's. two outs and josh welling ham and he has clout. deep to left and gone. his 12th of the year.
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the angels cut the lead to 4-3. matsui with a little insurance. a base hit to bring in ryan sweeney as the a's snap a four-game skid with a 5-3 victory. tom watson had a hole in one, and there is a huge log jam at the halfway mark at the british open. the enduring memory just like the miguel angel jimenez. he has a stretching routine that is priceless. oh my. maybe it would have been a better idea to do that in the clubhouse. calf flexibility is the key. breathe, breathe while you stretch. not that easy with a cigar in your mouth. jimenez by the way, this has helped him just one shot off the lead. tom watson is the five-time british open champ. 167 yards and slam dunk and hole in one. darrin clark and he is the top of a very crowded leader board. a 90-footer for eagle. clark at two under 68 at minus
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4. so he is tied for first with american lucus glover. four others are one back. phil mickelson is one under and lewis is one under. he shot a 74. celebrity golf and charles barkley is getting up close and personal. kevin is dead. you know how frustrated chuck gets on the course. he is swinging with one hand at times. and then a flash of brilliance. where is this? where is that coming from? it is shear perfection. chuck is not in contention. jack wagner has the lead after one round and one more reminder, the world cup over on espn at 11:45. >> thanks, larry jie. maybe they should try the jimenez stretch. >> i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm carolyn johnson.
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a live look right now at the 405 in southern california, the very last cars are coming through. >> car-magedon has=x=x=x=x=x=x=x
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